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Dead End in Norvelt - Dying to Get Out?

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos is the first fiction book I’ve ever read where the main character has the same name as the author!   232 more words

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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

1 out of 5

So… I only read this book because it was an assignment. Originally looking at this I didn’t know what to expect because, the cover is of a road sign and the main character shares a name with the author. 103 more words

Summer Reading Book Reviews

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos [Review]

The story revolves around 11-year old Jack Gantos and his shenanigans in the decrepit town of Norvelt. He’s been grounded for the whole summer thanks to one of his said antics but his elderly neighbor Miss Volker, the town obituarist, asked him to help her fulfill her lifelong duty to Eleanor Roosevelt. 227 more words

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#TCRWP Writing: Takeaways Day 3

Jack Gantos was the featured keynote today during the TCRWP June 2016 Writing Institute. And he ended with

“See the stories and be the person who can write the story.

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Book review: The Trouble in Me, by Jack Gantos

Gantos, Jack. The Trouble in Me. Farrar, 2015. $17.99. 224p. 9780374379957. Ages 12-15. P9Q8

Gantos, known for his Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza series, is at his best when he uses personal experiences for his novels, and this funny, scary book about 14-year-old Jack’s relationship with his new neighbor, a thug, is no different. 94 more words

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Hole In My Life Book Review

I have recently discovered Jack Gantos, particularly this book — Hole In My Life, a memoir during his younger years. As it turned out, this book talks about the biggest mistake he commits, his life in jail, and how he used those mistakes to learn, and achieve his lifelong dream, that is, to become a writer.

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Book review: The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza, by Jack Gantos

Gantos, Jack. The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza. (Joey Pigza series.) Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014. $16.99. ISBN 9780374300838. 154 pgs. Ages 10-14. P6Q6

This is the fifth book in the… 123 more words

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